CLAYTON, Mo. (KMOX) – Charges have been filed in the shooting death of St. Louis County Police Officer Blake Snyder.
St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch announced at a news conference Thursday afternoon that 18-year-old Trenton Forster has been charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action.
Forster is being held on $1 million bond.
The shooting happened when Officer Snyder was responding to a disturbance call in a neighborhood near South County Mall on Thursday morning around 5 a.m.
According to police, almost immediately upon the officers’ arrival, Forster, a suspect in the disturbance, opened fire, striking Snyder once. A second officer on scene returned fire, striking Forster five times. Forster was transported to a local hospital where he remains in stable condition.
Forster is involved in a felony narcotics case, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said, and Snyder was involved in that case.
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